Hannah Szenes: Hungary July 17, 1921 – November 7, 1944 Hannah Szenes was a paratrooper for the British Special Operations Executive. The mission was to enter Yugoslavia to rescue several Jews who were being prepared for deportation to Auschwitz. Unfortunately, she was caught, imprisoned, tortured & interrogated. Regardless of the torment inflicted upon her, Hannah didn’t crack. Instead, she wrote poetry & kept a diary until her execution by firing squad.